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What is Dextromethorphan used for mainly?
Dextromethorphan (DXM or DM) is an antitussive (cough suppressant) drug found in many over-the-counter cold and cough medicines. Dextromethorphan has also found other uses in medicine, ranging from pain relief to psychological and neurophysical applications.
It is also a stereoisomer of levomethorphan, an opioid analgesic.
The primary use of dextromethorphan is as a cough suppressant, for the temporary relief of cough caused by minor throat and bronchial irritation (as commonly accompanies the common cold), as well as other causes such as inhaled irritants.
Additionally, a combination of dextromethorphan and quinidine has been shown to alleviate symptoms of easy laughing and crying (labile affect and euphoria) in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis.
Since their introduction, over-the-counter preparations containing dextromethorphan have been used in a manner inconsistent with their labeling, often as a recreational drug.
At doses higher than medically recommended, dextromethorphan is classified as a dissociative hallucinogenic drug.
It can produce distortions of the visual field, feelings of dissociation, perceived bodily distortion, and excitement.